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When gifting used things is NOT taboo! Unique gifts that owe their charm to a past life

Gifting meaningfully is hard. Living eco-friendly is harder. And doing them both together? That requires more effort and guilt and thought than most of us can spare! After all, gifting things is all about buying – versus sustainable lifestyle, which is about reducing purchases, avoiding consumerism… saying no to freebies/fads/sellers. If you are on the path to eco-friendly living, you have probably reduced your shopping. Perhaps you are swapping clothes instead of indulging in fashion …[Read more]

#cleanasugo Plogging in Singapore

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No, I have not spelt ‘B’logging incorrectly. Allow me to introduce you to the hottest trend of 2018- Plogging, or Picking Litter as you go Jogging– a fitness craze born in Sweden and spreading fast to the west and to the far east. It is as simple as it sounds and started when the locals noticed, ignored at first and eventually felt bothered by the surge in litter along their usual jogging paths. Don’t we all …[Read more]

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Tips Air Travel- What we can do to reduce our carbon footprint

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Nearly a year after the Paris Climate Agreement or COP21 was ratified by 195 member countries in December 2015, the lesser known CORSIA [Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation] scheme was approved by ICAO, United Nation’s civil aviation body. Both geared towards making Planet Earth more habitable and less warm. Why do we need two seemingly complicated sounding acronyms to address a universal concern- that of climate change? Well, because, for all the right reasons, …[Read more]

Declutter, Donate, Dispose: Our guide to giving away old things in Singapore

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You’re spring cleaning the house and the pile is getting tall. It is a mish-mash of things that are outdated, gifts that didn’t click with you, stuff that has spoiled, items that you have doubles of, clothes that fit you no more… So what do you do? Use our guide of course! We’ve rounded up where you can donate good-condition items, and dispose of the rest responsibly. Save it for handy reference whenever you declutter! …[Read more]